End of the world date setting has been a hobby of some for some time. These misguided, ill-intended people (including some ignorant Christians) spend so much time focused on the end of the world that they forget to participate in it. In turn, they turn calloused and apathetic, giving their entire attention over to date phantoms, ignoring the real world and real problems that we face in it.
To them I say: Don’t hide behind another date and use it as an excuse to do nothing in the real world. The world needs your selfless participation, not your selfish withdrawal from it.
Besides, I don’t buy that the world will ever “end”. I’m firmly convinced by the words of Jesus that it will be changed, first for the worst and then for good for good. Furthermore, He said that the Master will be pleased to find his servant busy when he returns, not hiding in an underground lair, cheering for an apocalypse.